Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought
Many of our questions about religion, says renowned anthropologist Pascal Boyer, are no longer mysteries. We are beginning to know how to answer questions such as "Why do people have religion?" Using findings from anthropology, cognitive science, linguistics, and evolutionary biology, Religion Explained shows how this aspect of human consciousness is increasingly admissible to coherent, naturalistic explanation. This brilliant and controversial book gives readers the first scientific explanation for what religious feeling is really about, what it consists of, and where it comes from.
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Review: Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious ThoughtUser Review - Andi - Goodreads
If you can get past the writing style, there are some very intriguing ideas presented in this book. Sadly, that is a big IF. It was sheer determination and stubbornness that allowed me to get through ... Read full review
Review: Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious ThoughtUser Review - Hamzah Alrawi - Goodreads
Great book, mostly based on scientific research, even though it gets a little boring later. I'd say it's a long scientific paper but for the public reader who is expected to have a little background ... Read full review
WHAT IS THE ORIGIN?
WHAT SUPERNATURAL CONCEPTS ARE LIKE
THE KIND OF MIND IT TAKES
WHY GODS AND SPIRITS?
WHY DO GODS AND SPIRITS MATTER?
WHY IS RELIGION ABOUT DEATH?
On Secularization: Towards a Revised General Theory
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